Lucy and Ethel


Every few weeks I think about  transferring all of my energies into creating/running a crazy vintage hat blog. The topic comes up when friends see pictures of the velvet,netted, bedazzled, and personalized hats that come through our thrift stores. Having hats custom made was just a popular yet common place occurrence up until . . maybe the 50’s. Though I am not someone who can easily incorporate hats into daily usage I have a great respect for the design and individuality of pieces such as these. This weeks haul for some reason makes me nostalgic for episodes of “I Love Lucy”.




Speaking of hats . . .We have the incredible box set of “Girl Group Sounds” from Rhino Records! I own this 4 disk set (minus the hat box packaging featured above) and it is the best! ” From soul and garage to Brill Building pop and countrypolitan, every possible girl group style is represented on these four discs, which gather 120 remastered tracks from 107 artists—The Supremes, The Ronettes, Dusty Springfield, Carole King, Petula Clark, plus a slew of artists less known but every bit as vital. Landmark packaging replicates a mod-style hat box and includes a diary-style booklet with essays, rare photos, track notes, and artist quotes.”

A sampling: